SIG Sauer Introduces Second Generation P290 RS Microcompact
(GunReports.com) SIG Sauer's next-generation P290 RS 9mm microcompact pistol includes several new features added because of consumer feedback. The next-gen P290 RS is shipping to dealers now.
The most noticeable change in the double-action-only P290 RS is a redesigned trigger that now offers restrike (RS) capability. In event of an ammo failure, the operator now has the option to press the trigger a second time, or manually cycle the slide.
The most common thing we heard about the P290 was a request for restrike capability, said Jeff Creamer, director of product management.
Also, a recountoured beavertail minimizes hammer-bite for shooters with larger hands.
All P290 RS pistols will ship with a 6-round magazine featuring a new finger-groove baseplate improving control. An additional flush magazine baseplate will be included, as well as an extended 8-round magazine.
Also, two control levers have been reshaped. The magazine release has been reduced and contoured to reduce any chance of an inadvertent disengagement. A new slide stop has been recontoured to enhance the comfort of shooters with larger hands.